Photograph of Artist TOM KELLY
TOM KELLY
Columbus, Ohio - United States



Original Artworks (20)

Tom Kelly; Eros You Burn Us, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 44 x 72 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic and charcoal on canvas                                              ...
Tom Kelly
Original Mixed Media, 2014
44 x 72 inches (111.8 x 182.9 cm)
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Tom Kelly; Ether, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas ...
Tom Kelly
Original Mixed Media, 2014
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Tom Kelly; Haze, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241   acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas                                            ...
Tom Kelly
Original Mixed Media, 2014
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Tom Kelly; Sol, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas                                           ...
Tom Kelly
Original Mixed Media, 2014
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Tom Kelly; The Dusk And Dawn, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241   acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas                                          ...
Tom Kelly
Original Mixed Media, 2014
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Tom Kelly; Noon, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas                                         ...
Tom Kelly
Original Mixed Media, 2014
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Tom Kelly; The Rain Had Fallen All Day, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas...
Tom Kelly
Original Mixed Media, 2014
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Tom Kelly; Night, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas ...
Tom Kelly
Original Mixed Media, 2014
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Tom Kelly; Dawn, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas                                      ...
Tom Kelly
Original Mixed Media, 2014
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Tom Kelly; Under The Withering White..., 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 64 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic, marble dust, fake flowers and charcoal on canvas                                      ...
Tom Kelly
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
40 x 64 inches (101.6 x 162.6 cm)
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Tom Kelly; The End Of Words, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 64 inches. Artwork description: 241   acrylic, india ink, damar and marble dust on canvas                                   ...
Tom Kelly
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
40 x 64 inches (101.6 x 162.6 cm)
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Tom Kelly; If I Tried Theyd Probably..., 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 64 inches. Artwork description: 241   acrylic and marble dust on canvas                                  ...
Tom Kelly
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
40 x 64 inches (101.6 x 162.6 cm)
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Tom Kelly; The Greatest Thing On The..., 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Plaster and acrylic on canvas...
Tom Kelly
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Tom Kelly; Hypatia, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 42 x 64 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic, marble dust, charcoal and metal on canvas                                 ...
Tom Kelly
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
42 x 64 inches (106.7 x 162.6 cm)
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Tom Kelly; Your Lovely Face, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  charcoal on paper                               ...
Tom Kelly
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76.2 cm)
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Tom Kelly; I Think Yes And Then No, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 42 x 64 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic, marble dust, rust and pastel on canvas                            ...
Tom Kelly
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
42 x 64 inches (106.7 x 162.6 cm)
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Tom Kelly; Roses Leave Shadow On The..., 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 42 x 64 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic, marble dust, india ink, pastel and sand on canvas                         ...
Tom Kelly
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
42 x 64 inches (106.7 x 162.6 cm)
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Tom Kelly; I Could Not Have Been Mor..., 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 42 x 64 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic, marble dust and charcoal on canvas                        ...
Tom Kelly
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
42 x 64 inches (106.7 x 162.6 cm)
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Tom Kelly; The Greatest Thing On The..., 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 9 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  plaster and acrylic on paper               ...
Tom Kelly
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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Tom Kelly; Amid Wild Blossoms Of The..., 2009, Original Painting Acrylic, 44 x 70 inches. Artwork description: 241  Acrylic on canvas ...
Tom Kelly
Original Acrylic Painting, 2009
44 x 70 inches (111.8 x 177.8 cm)
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Artist Statement

The primary direction of my work is dedicated to the visual representation of past literary works, historical figures, myths, and stories which are partially lost to time. In the space between the event and our current time there are gaps in perception, memory, materials and history that we fill with how we interpret our present world. The cultural, physical, and philosophical space in which we inhabit is the modifier of how our past is seen and the indicator of the direction of our future. We cannot help but to see the past through the lenses of our time and because of this the past can appear to be a strange and at times unknowable place. I address the space between history and contemporary perception by making surfaces that are variously layered, abraded, stained, cleaned, collaged with found objects and over-painted. An eroding wall surface that has been subject to the vagaries of time is analogous to the way the space of the past is perceived in the present. In the worn surface we can see the march of time and ponder the various ways in which the surface was affected by time. Ideas of support or ruin, asset or liability, progress or decay can all be seen in such surfaces at various times. I have taken on an ongoing project to bring visual expression to the surviving work of the Greek lyric poet Sappho. Her work survives as fragmentary traces of intense verbal imagery and metaphor. The nature of ...